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Thumbs up: Motorola sale brings new hope, and more

Thumbs up: To the purchase of the 1.52-million-square-foot former Motorola campus in Harvard for $9.3 million. Online auction house Ten-X.co ...
April 30, 2016 - 12:19 pm

Stand Down in McHenry connects veterans with services

McHENRY – When Norberto Martinez got out of the Army in 2009, he felt like he was invisible.Martinez, now 40, said he had been forced to lea ...
April 29, 2016 - 12:25 am

McHenry County police department to host drug take-backs Saturday

A dozen McHenry County-area police departments are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public an opportunity to ...
April 28, 2016 - 4:58 pm

Age

Under 5 Years 1014
5 to 9 Years 891
10 to 14 Years 665
15 to 19 Years 736
20 to 24 Years 662
25 to 34 Years 1605
35 to 44 Years 1310
45 to 54 Years 826
55 to 59 Years 353
60 to 64 Years 365
65 to 74 Years 485
75 to 84 Years 195
85 Years and Over 65
Median Age (in years) 27.8

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Ancestry

American 350 6.0%
Arab 22 0.4%
Czech 19 0.3%
Danish 0 0.0%
Dutch 124 2.1%
English 475 8.1%
French (except Basque) 129 2.2%
French Canadian 7 0.1%
German 1,730 29.7%
Greek 45 0.8%
Hungarian 0 0.0%
Irish 1,229 21.1%
Italian 285 4.9%
Lithuanian 24 0.4%
Norwegian 238 4.1%
Polish 671 11.5%
Portuguese 10 0.2%
Russian 27 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 58 1.0%
Scottish 142 2.4%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 6 0.1%
Swedish 176 3.0%
Swiss 10 0.2%
Ukrainian 16 0.3%
Welsh 37 0.6%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Former Motorola campus in Harvard sold for $9.3M in online auction

HARVARD – The 1.52-million-square-foot former Motorola campus has been sold to an unnamed bidder for $9.3 million, a Harvard official said.O ...
April 27, 2016 - 10:28 am

Harvard police reports for Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
April 26, 2016 - 7:50 am

Hebron man dies after car crashes into tree

HEBRON – A 52-year-old Hebron man died in a one-car crash Monday evening, Hebron Police Sgt. Rich Donlea said. Richard Goben was driving a ...
April 26, 2016 - 12:15 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 512 9.8%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 805 15.5%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 1,730 33.2%
Some College, No Degree 1,369 26.3%
Associates Degree 295 5.7%
Bachelor's Degree 362 7.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 131 2.5%
Population 25 years and Over 5,204
High School Graduate or Higher 74.69%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 9.47%

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Gender

Male 4,526 49.35%
Female 4,646 50.65%
Total Population 9,172

 

Rollover crash near Harvard sends teen to hospital

HARVARD – A 19-year-old Poplar Grove woman was taken to an area hospital Monday after a rollover crash near Harvard, police and fire officia ...
April 25, 2016 - 11:50 pm

Woodstock police expect better coverage, cost savings from new radio system

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Police Department will be moving to a new radio system that is expected to have better coverage and save the city ...
April 23, 2016 - 11:38 pm

Wonder Lake home uninhabitable after fire

WONDER LAKE – A single-family home in Wonder Lake was left uninhabitable Friday afternoon after a blaze that brought firefighters from eight ...
April 23, 2016 - 11:56 am

Household Type

Total Households 2,941
Family Households 2,086 70.92&
with own children under 18 years 1,231 41.85&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 2,941
Owner-Occupied 1,787 60.76%
Renter Occupied 1,154 39.23&

 

Letter: Union Pacific explains Harvard agent decision

To the Editor:In response to the April 13 letter to the editor, “Keep Metra Agent in Harvard,” I want to clarify for Mr. Edwin Detlefsen and ...
April 21, 2016 - 5:30 am

On the Record With: McHenry County Board member Diane Evertsen

HARVARD – Anyone who has ever met Diane Evertsen knows you never have to guess how she feels about something or what is on her mind.She quic ...
April 17, 2016 - 11:39 pm

Harvard Moose Lodge to host fundraiser fried chicken dinner, movie

HARVARD – The Harvard Moose Lodge is holding an aviation-themed dinner and fundraiser Saturday.At 6 p.m., people can come to the lodge at 22 ...
April 16, 2016 - 12:23 am

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $949

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,456
Median (dollars) $1475
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 331
Median (dollars) $519

 

Riley School District 18 interim superintendent to retire due to health concerns

MARENGO – After serving as interim superintendent of Riley School District 18 for a year, Jim Davis will be retiring in June because of heal ...
April 15, 2016 - 12:12 am

Harvard, Marengo teens win free cars through Operation Click

CRYSTAL LAKE – Even though she knew what was about to happen, Cassidy Bowers’ hands still shook as she turned the key to a dark blue Ford Fi ...
April 13, 2016 - 12:21 am

Harvard police reports for April 11, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
April 11, 2016 - 11:40 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $134,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $37,646

 

McHenry County shuffling 911 services amid dispatch center consolidation

HARVARD – Harvard Police Chief Mark Krause struggles to see the benefits of moving emergency dispatch services outside the city.The police d ...
April 11, 2016 - 1:57 pm

McHenry County municipalities work to manage staff cuts, service levels with limited budgets

When two superintendents left the Algonquin Public Works Department in 2014, Steve Ludwig took on both of their jobs.Ludwig, the village’s g ...
April 9, 2016 - 11:56 pm

Woodstock approves 911 dispatch services with McHenry police

WOODSTOCK – The city of Woodstock has approved an intergovernmental agreement to join the McHenry Police Department dispatch center. It cos ...
April 7, 2016 - 12:31 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 35 0.23%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 273 1.76%
Construction 233 1.50%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 571 3.68%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 133 0.86%
Information 212 1.37%
Manufacturing 1,287 8.30%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 178 1.15%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 496 3.20%
Public Administration 100 0.65%
Retail Trade 379 2.45%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 64 0.41%
Wholesale Trade 64 0.41%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 4,025

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Land

Area (in square miles) 8.58
Density (in square feet) 1,069

 

Man taken to hospital after motorcycle crash in Harvard

HARVARD – One man was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening after a motorcycle crash Tuesday night in Harvard, ...
April 5, 2016 - 9:56 pm

Former Motorola campus in Harvard to be auctioned off online

HARVARD – Local officials simply want any owner of the 1.52 million-square-foot former Motorola campus committed to bringing jobs to Harvard ...
April 6, 2016 - 12:33 am

ShopFresh grocery store taking over Wisted's Supermarket in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – A new grocery store is coming to Woodstock in the former Piggly Wiggly-owned Wisted’s Supermarket, which had been closed for les ...
April 6, 2016 - 12:37 am

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Jack Franks

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 4,225
Cuban 0
Mexican 4,080
Other Hispanic or Latino 133
Puerto Rican 12
Total Population 4,225
Not Hispanic or Latino 4,947
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 163
Black or African American Alone 12
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 75
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 75
White Alone 4,697
Total Population 9,172

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For 2016, a milder road construction season for McHenry County

Yes, driving on Route 14 between Woodstock and Crystal Lake still is a fun-filled experience with ongoing road widening work. Same goes for ...
April 4, 2016 - 2:23 pm

Harvard animal rescue's license revoked after owner misrepresents past felony convictions

HARVARD – The state has revoked a Harvard animal shelter’s license after officials disagreed with her sentiment that she did not need to dis ...
April 2, 2016 - 11:26 pm

Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association marks 40 years in McHenry County

CRYSTAL LAKE – From the number of programs offered to the amount of space it’s owned, Crystal Lake-based Northern Illinois Special Recreatio ...
April 1, 2016 - 11:16 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Harvard Community Unit School Dist. 50

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Harvard train station will stop having Metra ticket agent, Union Pacific says

HARVARD – Tickets will stop being sold at the Harvard train station as of May 23, according to a Union Pacific spokeswoman.Calli Hite said i ...
March 31, 2016 - 12:45 am

Marengo approves dispatch services with McHenry police, new radios for police department

MARENGO – The Marengo City Council approved on Monday an agreement for the Marengo Police Department to transition dispatch services and upg ...
March 28, 2016 - 11:56 pm

Harvard police reports for March 28, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
March 28, 2016 - 1:44 pm

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